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We ultimately need a single-payer system, but a real public option is the only way to start on the path to real reform.
During the last "square-table" forum with the President and Members of Congress, one congressman ( can't recall who, but it was a Republican ) talked about how important it is to "have everybody in the pool, especially the young who are less of a tax on the system" in order to guarantee solvency of ANY system - thus a need for a mandate. During the same session, it was either he or another Republican seemed to enjoy pointing out that Medicare will go bankrupt in the foreseeable future in if we don't do something. When I heard this I couldn't help but jump up and shout at the T.V. "EXACTLY !!! THIS IS WHY, IF WE ARE GOING TO MANDATE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE COVERAGE WE NEED TO HAVE AN OPTION FOR EVERYONE TOO BUY INTO MEDICARE. WE COULD MAKE MEDICARE POTENTIALLY SOLVENT FOREVER !! - oh boy, ... now you got me started !!!
We must fight for this like we have never fought for anything before. Let's fight this good fight and not give up
It's an old cliche' - If you don't have your health, you have nothing. If the Nation-at-large is unhealthy, we have an un-healthy nation. (Now there's a pun in there somewhere!)
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